The first sign that a new device is in the works is when the predecessor starts getting a series of discounts. Just days ago, Sling TV was offering Google’s streaming device for half the price, and now we are finding out the official Google Store is discounting the Nexus Player.
The Nexus Player is now priced at $79, a $20 discount over its original price. It’s not the deal of a lifetime, but it’s a nice little incentive to jump on the Android TV bandwagon now that more content has arrived.
A new Nexus Player in the works?
It hasn’t been a year since the Nexus Player was announced, but this doesn’t mean Google has to wait until October to show off what could be coming next. After all, a whole year is a lot of time in the technology world, and it often makes sense to announce successors a little sooner.
This would be the case for a Nexus Player 2, which would come into the market at the best time possible. Sling TV now supports Android TV and more developers are starting to jump ship.
In addition, more manufacturers are now starting to join the Android TV craze. Nexus devices have always been the base to manufacturers. These pure Google products are meant to show the industry where Google is headed, so it would make sense for Gogole to refresh their memories now that Android TV is set to blast off.
This discount comes only a couple days before Google IO 2015 takes off. This is where Google usually announces its biggest projects and hottest products. I would be hard pressed to believe this discount and the event are not somehow related to each other.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see a Nexus Player 2 (or whatever they would call it). And even if they don’t announce a new Nexus Player, I am sure big Android TV news will be coming when Google takes the stage at the San Francisco Moscone Center.